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Oh, the Irony...

Oh, the Irony.... While the US government tries to "eliminate piracy" claiming it's costing the film industry millions, they end up pirating from a mi

While the US government tries to "eliminate piracy" claiming it's costing the film industry millions, they end up pirating from a military logistics company. But hey, it's not the multi-billion dollar film industry so it's okay right?
(edit: Here's the link for those interested: www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25137089)

US agrees to pay after 'piracy' of
software
Eletricity provides software that monitors soldiers' locations
The us goverment has agreed to pay Hum Wmm) after It was said
to have pirated "thousands" of copies of military software.
based in Texas, has provided logistics programs to the army;
singe 2004.
The company said it had discovered last meurthe software had been
installed on many more had been Incensed.
The Department of Justice has not commented on the settlement.
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User avatar #16 - commanderbunbun (11/30/2013) [+] (4 replies)
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that's it, my conscious was bugging me but now i'm gonna do it. i'm gonna download that car now.
#15 - infinitereaper (11/30/2013) [-]
The U.S. government breaks half the laws it creates
#58 to #15 - Rascal (11/30/2013) [-]
be careful, those are some sharp edges.
#48 to #15 - alecope (11/30/2013) [-]
All the laws it creates.
#49 to #15 - alecope (11/30/2013) [-]
Scratch that, it is completely above the laws that the rest of us have to follow. Because we're good little slaves. Thumb me down, or just leave this comment at zero. I really don't give a **** lol
#54 to #49 - turdofdoom (11/30/2013) [-]
you cant tell me what to do
User avatar #96 to #49 - infinitereaper (12/01/2013) [-]
I don't really disagree but you make yourself sound like a retard. We're pretty much getting ****** by those that govern us, since ultimately we have to abide by the quality of the current economy and such. It's terrible. All the dysfunction and corruption I truly fear for future generations. It's ****** enough now, but with a higher population and current corruption growing, I can only imagine the kind of stagnant society we'll be living in.
#97 to #96 - alecope (12/01/2013) [-]
We are living in it. It's how I put it, you don't know me dude.
#100 to #97 - Rascal (12/01/2013) [-]
lololol you don't no me! How dare you judge me for what I wrote! You don't know me like that! hurr durr!
#102 to #100 - alecope (12/01/2013) [-]
I bet you feel like a big man now don't you? You're nothing but a bully dude, and you'll never get anywhere with such a **** attitude.
#101 to #100 - alecope (12/01/2013) [-]
Holy hell, what passes for mature in this society is depressing.
#104 to #101 - Rascal (12/01/2013) [-]
You definitely don't pass lolol. Quit saying stupid **** as a disclaimer for your stupid ideas. One dose of stupid from one stupid mouth is enough stupid to go around, stupid
#105 to #104 - alecope (12/01/2013) [-]
lol alright anon, you got some balls for sure. I'd be such a happy person if I were you. This is my last message, don't really know what you were trying to gain here, i'll just end this with a **** you and have a nice life.
#107 to #105 - Rascal (12/01/2013) [-]
Man I went to your profile and read some of your other comments to see if you're truly this stupid. Yep, absolutely retarded.
"sn't not having a god a god in itself?" are you ******* retarded?
Stupid **** about weed, weed's cool and all, but don't act like it's better than medicine, there's science behind every pill and how it affects the body, marijuana's research has been stunted due to its legality, there is no bold line. Good lord you are retarded. Sad thing is, you're one of those kiddos who is too stupid and ignorant to know you're stupid and ignorant. Hurr durr i can haz intellectual convosations! No, no you can't
#81 to #49 - Rascal (12/01/2013) [-]
You sound like a kid who said his first bad word in front of his friends and are frantically trying to play it off cool while you try to show off. It's pathetic
#86 to #81 - alecope (12/01/2013) [-]
Oh dang, good job you caught me red handed anon. Wow you have such wit, I hope one day i'll be as badass as you.
#87 to #86 - Rascal (12/01/2013) [-]
try harder
#89 to #87 - alecope (12/01/2013) [-]
Whatever dude, you're not impressing anybody lol
#92 to #89 - Rascal (12/01/2013) [-]
which is my exact point to you. Thumb me down lolol I dunt give a **** ! I do what I wunt! lololol
#93 to #92 - alecope (12/01/2013) [-]
But you give a **** enough to reply lol
#95 to #93 - Rascal (12/01/2013) [-]
Proving absolutely nothing. Durr
#6 - zeldapronmaster (11/30/2013) [-]
i too have baught 1 copy of microsoft office, and installed it on all 5 pc's in my home. PIRACY HO, legit YOLOSWAG$$$$
User avatar #43 to #6 - dalnoeh (11/30/2013) [-]
i've bought 0 copies of microsoft office and installed it on 10 pc's
#44 to #43 - giux (11/30/2013) [-]
I've bought 10 microsoft's and installed them on 0 offices
#35 - Rascal (11/30/2013) [-]
The fact that we're using frickin 5 year olds in the picture is what concerns me the most. I mean that boy is a major. Where did this picture even come from?
User avatar #85 to #35 - huntergriff ONLINE (12/01/2013) [-]
Maybe he took college ROTC got in as a 2nd lieutenant and made it to major.
#41 to #35 - mrdrpage (11/30/2013) [-]
Anonymoose makes a good point here guys.
#63 - maxsexington (11/30/2013) [-]
well butter my buttox
User avatar #80 to #63 - murpmurp ONLINE (12/01/2013) [-]
its real. they will make someone nearly indestructible.
User avatar #82 to #80 - docxy (12/01/2013) [-]
powered exoskeletons are ******* awesome
#84 to #82 - huntergriff ONLINE (12/01/2013) [-]
You're goddamn right.
User avatar #83 to #82 - murpmurp ONLINE (12/01/2013) [-]
nah dude, thats ******* scary.
what if this country gets one for every soldier

**** be like richer north korea. What i mean by that is if they become strong enough with this, they could be like north korea but actually do what they say
User avatar #47 - bighairyfart (11/30/2013) [-]
All the computers at my school all run off of a single copy of windows, which was corrupted.
#45 - kanbabrif ONLINE (11/30/2013) [-]
"US Army plans 'Iron Man' armour"
User avatar #14 - icefried (11/30/2013) [-]
You are a Pirate Limewire 10 hours I love the fact that you can pirate military software.
User avatar #30 - therealpokemon (11/30/2013) [-]
******** . The government isn't going to pay 50 million, it's gonna print 50 million and devalue everyone else's money to pay that **** off. That's how the Fed works.
#60 - whydoesthishappen (11/30/2013) [-]
I'm so ******* sick of the American hate on this website. The tiniest thing gets mentioned, and the morons over in Europe go off. ******* idiots.
#106 - chancevance (12/01/2013) [-]
YES

OH MY GOD YES!!

The hilarity kills me.
User avatar #61 - cacachaud (11/30/2013) [-]
with the money of americans citizen of course
User avatar #42 - strangedinosaur (11/30/2013) [-]
those related stories are awesome
#1 - disturbedmaster ONLINE (11/30/2013) [-]
now that is the true meaning of hypocrisy
#21 - princessren (11/30/2013) [-]
I think OP is being too angry   
I mean   
"oh hur dur it's not the film industry so it's ok"   
why are they going to pay them $50 million if it is ok?   
you make it seem like they are getting away with something, when they aren't   
you should really just say "I think I should be allowed to pirate anything I want"
I think OP is being too angry
I mean
"oh hur dur it's not the film industry so it's ok"
why are they going to pay them $50 million if it is ok?
you make it seem like they are getting away with something, when they aren't
you should really just say "I think I should be allowed to pirate anything I want"
#29 to #21 - autoxx (11/30/2013) [-]
... Since 2004.

They got away with it for 8-9 years, during which the US govt. has been a dick to just about every country in the world, even going as far as to extradite the megaupload owners from a country where they weren't breaking any laws...

Definition of ******* hypocrisy.
User avatar #31 to #21 - therealpokemon (11/30/2013) [-]
They are getting away with it. They just have to print the money to pay it off, they don't actually have to pay anything out of their own pocket.
User avatar #65 to #31 - heartlessrobot (11/30/2013) [-]
The government isn't that stupid, they understand inflation. They just increase our taxes. Or take some money out of their swimming pool of tax-payer money and use that you pay it.
User avatar #67 to #65 - therealpokemon (12/01/2013) [-]
Damn right they understand inflation. They just don't care because it doesn't affect them. They get their money at gunpoint, so why give a **** about the value of OUR money?
User avatar #69 to #67 - heartlessrobot (12/01/2013) [-]
Because, ******* , once their term is over they have to deal with the **** they cause just like the rest of us.
User avatar #70 to #69 - therealpokemon (12/01/2013) [-]
Pensions. That money was stolen and given to them and is constantly adjusted for inflation. So no, they don't have to worry about it after their term(s) is/are up.
#9 - oxYKellark (11/30/2013) [-]
So the military pirated military software?
Oh dear god what on earth will people bitch about next.
That's a good thing in my mind. Most of you ***** complain about wasting your tax money if you watch a video of Soldiers using extra ammo on the range I'd think you would be happy that the government didn't have to tax you for ****** software the military "needs".
User avatar #19 to #9 - reginleif (11/30/2013) [-]
Hey man, I think the military need's outweigh the needs of contractors, and in the case of an all out war with a country that could invade, go ahead and pirate away.

But it doesn't do anyone any good for the military to break the law, in these times. Extra ammo is pretty much paid for and documented is it not? This software piracy could have repercussions on future works by this contractor, in the same way that confiscating inventory constantly would have an effect on shop owners.

So to conclude, if the military wants to change rules or negotiate a price with these companies or invest in more ammo, then I'm all for that. But the military stealing when it can pay for that software is just wrong. And perhaps hypocritical, but in a way not really because not one man runs the government, and the position of the FBI might not be the one of the guy in the US Army who made the decision to pirate.
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#144 to #142 - notyaoming (12/01/2013) [-]
No, its the governments fault. They knew the terms of the contract, and knowingly broke them. The Department of Justice is at fault, and like any one else that got caught had to pay up.
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#149 to #145 - notyaoming (12/01/2013) [-]
The soldiers are not obligated to follow the terms of the contract, since the government has sole responsibility for disseminating the software in accordance to the contract. They knew they had a limited number of licenses but they knowingly broke that contract. How are the soldiers supposed to know the exact details of the software and contract, when its the Department of Justice's fault for knowingly stealing a piece of software without paying for it?
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#153 to #150 - notyaoming (12/01/2013) [-]
You're assuming to much. You're assuming the soldiers knew about the limited number of licenses. 99% of them didn't. You're assuming the soldiers are at fault. Most of them aren't.

Who knew about the limited number of licenses? The people who drew up the contract for the Department of Justice, the people who signed the contract, and those that read the contract. You can also include their Information Technology department in that list, since they're the ones who install the software and use the license keys. Which leads to my next point, the soldiers aren't installing their own software. They are the end users, and get it pre-packaged from the DoJ, and their IT teams. Like I said, most of them don't know about the limited number of licenses. All the fault lies with government, and their department heads.
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#161 to #157 - notyaoming (12/01/2013) [-]
You're implying the Onus is on the end user, when it is not. The DoJ knew they ****** up and decided to not contest the software company and pay for the unlicensed, pirated copies, which were made before the soldiers got their equipment.

To finish this up, soldiers not at fault. Government at fault. And no matter how you try to twist it, its the governments fault.
User avatar #170 to #161 - mvtjets ONLINE (12/01/2013) [-]
This is bait, replying is exactly what he wants. Just wanted to save you some stress....
#172 to #170 - notyaoming (12/01/2013) [-]
I know this is bait, I just wanted to see how weak his argument actually was. Its actually kinda funny and sad at the same time.
User avatar #173 to #172 - mvtjets ONLINE (12/01/2013) [-]
Don't even bother, it's better people just not pay attention to this guy. He's probably some 13 year old trying to get some cheap laughs at other peoples' expense. If he's any older then I feel sorry for him.
#146 to #142 - esterna (12/01/2013) [-]
Go be an blatantly obvious troll somewhere-else And that's Mister Cunt nugget to you
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User avatar #152 to #147 - heartlessrobot (12/01/2013) [-]
If you're not trolling, use a different account, no one takes this one seriously.
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#156 to #154 - heartlessrobot (12/01/2013) [-]
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Could be worse. I could be a **** poster like you, scrambling to lick admin's unwiped asshole and piss on the rest of us just for a pink username and text color. I'd absolutely love to have it, but I'm not gonna stoop to that level to get it.
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#165 to #158 - vgmddg (12/01/2013) [-]
The first time I saw your face, I contemplated a furious omelet.
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#169 to #167 - vgmddg (12/01/2013) [-]
Ten thousand trumpets unite in your confusion. A glorious swine awaits you in the cellar.
Ten thousand trumpets unite in your confusion. A glorious swine awaits you in the cellar.
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#174 to #171 - vgmddg (12/01/2013) [-]
Think of a color. If you thought of green, you are correct.
Think of a color. If you thought of green, you are correct.
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User avatar #160 to #158 - heartlessrobot (12/01/2013) [-]
Nah, it goes furries, pedophiles, bronies, denizens of the hating board, *********** , then Facebook "meme" posters. From top to bottom.
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#191 to #164 - heartlessrobot (12/01/2013) [-]
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You're not the boss of me.
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User avatar #194 to #193 - heartlessrobot (12/01/2013) [-]
Or people that instead of deciding between one or the other, decided both would be best.
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User avatar #198 to #197 - heartlessrobot (12/01/2013) [-]
Only if you give me dick.
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User avatar #200 to #199 - heartlessrobot (12/01/2013) [-]
I haven't actually gotten any dick today. Or ever, to be honest.
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User avatar #204 to #201 - heartlessrobot (12/01/2013) [-]
I feel like I've accomplished something.
User avatar #202 to #201 - heartlessrobot (12/01/2013) [-]
I'm ugly, but I aint that bad. Besides, not everyone is shallow. You're really reaching here, buddy.
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User avatar #178 to #175 - heartlessrobot (12/01/2013) [-]
Personally, I prefer being penetrated.
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User avatar #180 to #179 - heartlessrobot (12/01/2013) [-]
You sound lonely. Would you like a hug?
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User avatar #182 to #181 - heartlessrobot (12/01/2013) [-]
And you'll only ever get hoes, you'll never end up with someone that respects themself if you continue on like this.
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User avatar #184 to #183 - heartlessrobot (12/01/2013) [-]
You do realize I am attracted to human males and females as well, right? I'm only commenting still because I find this rather amusing.
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User avatar #186 to #185 - heartlessrobot (12/01/2013) [-]
Why, because we get twice as much ass as homosexuals or heterosexual?
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User avatar #163 to #147 - esterna (12/01/2013) [-]
Oh, here I thought it was the army's job to keep their soldiers in line, to ensure that the people they employ are staying to the law they defend. How silly of me. And I didn't read anything about the governments knowledge or lack there of, of the pirated content. For all we know the government could have known of the piracy, or could have done the piracy in the first place. None of the articles i read definitively said who in the army pirated the content and whether or not they were just following orders.
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User avatar #187 to #166 - esterna (12/01/2013) [-]
But you're ignoring that theres no proof that it was the soldiers alone. Since the army's job is to ensure that the soldiers and the army itself is interacting morally and ethically within and outside of the army. It is the army's job keep their soldiers in line, so it is the army's fault. Even if it was the soldier's action to pirate technology that has little use outside of situations that the army finds itself in, which is highly unlikely, it is still the army's job to moderate the number of copies allowed to the soldiers.
User avatar #189 to #187 - esterna (12/01/2013) [-]
Furthermore, since they may have, assuming your assumption is correct, allowed this to happen they are guilty by negligence.
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User avatar #139 - rokulda ONLINE (12/01/2013) [-]
only 90s kids undrastend this jokes
#2 - waterwerks (11/30/2013) [-]
Big deal most of the sims we train on are crap anyway. always breaking down.
Big deal most of the sims we train on are crap anyway. always breaking down.
User avatar #121 - ninegagxd (12/01/2013) [-]
Apptricity are ******* traitors. How DARE they sue the very people PROTECTING THEIR UNGRATEFUL ******* ASSES from terrorists? It's almost as bad as snowden and manning all over again
#130 to #121 - Rascal (12/01/2013) [-]
try harder
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